Forging is the application of thermal and mechanical energy to steel billets or ingots to cause the material to change shape while in a solid state.
Forging offers uniformity of composition and structure. Forging results in metallurgical recrystalisation and grain
refinement as a result of the thermal cycle and deformation process. This strengthens the resulting steel product particularly in terms of impact and shear strength.
Forged steel is generally stronger and more reliable than castings and plate steel due to the fact that the grain flows of the steel are altered, conforming to the shape of the part.
- Generally tougher than alternatives
- Increased grain uniformity and strength
- Will handle impact better than castings
- Increased ductility
- Decreased chemical incongruities
- Preventing strain hardening
- High level of formability
Forgings also allow many of our customers to reduce their machining requirements. Tight tolerances and uniformity between parts means that many customers are able to use parts without additional machining.
Stainless steel forging is commonly used for the manufacturing of products that require corrosion-resistance and durability.
Styro Metal Parts Currently Supplies Custom Forgings to an Industries Including: